Gen. Petraeus was speaking on the “After America, What?” panel at the Centre for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Liberty Conference at the Guildhall in the City of London on 6/18/14
15.13 General David Petraeus has answered the question “after America, what?” with a robust defence of America, or “North America” as it’s traditionally known. He said the “highly integrated” forces of Canada, the United States and Mexico would provide the world’s next powerhouse for energy production and scientific advancement.
There are four revolutions that are ongoing at various level in each of the countries but foremost in the United States. The energy revolution is the first of those, which has created the biggest change in geopolitics since the rise of China since 1978.
He explained that the remaining industrial revolutions in IT, manufacturing and life sciences, “as highly integrated as they are, allow you to argue that after America comes North America”.